Access to education is limited in rural Guatemala. Many coffee farmers’ children are unable to attend school past Grade 5. Using profits from their fair trade coffee sales and donations from supporters in Canada, the CCDA provides bursaries that enable the children of its poorer members to attend school. Since there are not enough funds for every child whho needs a scholarship, the CCDA prioritizes girls, children who have lost a parent in the land struggle, and youth who will study skills, such as bookkeeping, teaching and agronomy, that the CCDA villages need. This enables Mayan farming communities to take control of their own development. There are currently 13 Mayan students who are able to study with support from the CCDA’s bursary fund. (Follow this link to read the CCDA’s 2021 report on the bursary students.)
If you are interested in contributing to the CCDA’s Education Bursary Fund, please send an e-transfer to email@example.com, or a cheque for BC CASA to: 3859 Lanark St Vancouver BC V5N 3R6, with “CCDA Ed Fund” in the memo line. (Note: BC CASA/Cafe Justicia is a registered non-profit society but not a charity, so we are unable to issue tax receipts for donations to the bursary fund).